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Explore Resources to Improve Your Key Retail Metrics

key retail metrics

In the April edition of Hardware Retailing, explore how keeping a sharp focus on the key retail metrics that define your business can help you streamline your operation. Now, get more resources to help you identify and improve your business’s …

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Find the Best Project Management Tool For Your Company

A plethora of choices exist in project management software packages. Solutions are available suitable for individuals as well as teams of all sizes. What works best depends on your team’s specific needs. Here’s a selection of some of the most …

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How Retail Will Evolve in 2021

e-commmerce

E-commerce platform Shopify recently unveiled its Future of Commerce 2021 report, highlighting bold predictions for where retail will go throughout 2021. The report combines insights from the company’s 1 million retailers across 11 countries. Discover some of the key takeaways …

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Charting 2020’s Biggest Holiday Sales Trends

Springboard

Research firm CBRE recently issued its outlook for the 2020 holiday shopping season. Featuring insight on the U.S. economy, new shopper habits and global insights, the data is a clear guide to the trends home improvement retailers should be on …

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Resource Review: Building a StoryBrand

Resource Review

This book review is the final installment in a series Hardware Retailing is publishing to highlight resources retailers recommend to other operators in the independent home improvement industry.  David Strano is general manager and co-owner of Ambridge Do it Best …

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Join Us for a Webinar Featuring the 2020 Market Measure Report

Webinar

With all the ups and downs the economy has seen throughout 2020, it is more important now than ever to have a clear understanding of where the home improvement industry has been and where it may be headed. Join NHPA’s …

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Trainer’s Corner: Focus on Financials

Market Measure Report

In this month’s issue of Hardware Retailing, the Market Measure report includes results from NHPA’s 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study, a valuable tool as you make plans for the coming year. By comparing numbers in this study against your …

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Manufacturers and Distributors Weigh In on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org All story data were compiled from a survey of manufacturers and distributors conducted by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Recently announced and proposed tariffs on raw …

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